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HSE has written an open letter to the baking industry with guidance on how it can protect employees from breathing in flour dust when there is a restricted supply of masks available during coronavirus.
What constitutes work equipment? What are the requirements under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998? Fiona Burns, Croner consultant, reminds employers about their key responsibilities.
Within a few months the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has spread to almost every country in the world. In the UK at its peak, the number of patients in intensive care was estimated to be doubling every 3-4 days. Now numbers of new cases are beginning to decline in most affected countries. Deborah Bellamy reviews current the information available about the virus and what the public health concerns are for the UK.